The Angry Mom

I spent like 95% of my childhood pretending to mom. Water babies, Barbie dolls, cabbage patch- you name it. I would disappear in my room and emerge hours later. Whenever I imagined being a mom in real life, I would’ve never imagined anything less than warm fuzzies, love, and perfection. In reality, everything is so [...]

By |2019-07-05T17:10:29+00:00July 5th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Why telling your story matters

When I was in my mid thirties, I was in danger of self destruction.  I was suffering.  It didn’t seem to matter that I knew why I did what I did (Oprah was so helpful).  I kept doing it.  I was so desperate for relief from my suffering, that I took an extreme step.  I [...]

By |2019-06-14T17:13:12+00:00June 14th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Learning and Memory: Why We Need It

Learning and Memory: Why We Need It Our everyday life incorporates memory and learning. Where would we be without it? We use our memory to recall conversations, facts, tasks we have learned, or even something as simple as our own name. What is the difference between learning and memory? Learning is “the acquisition of skills [...]

By |2019-05-30T14:50:19+00:00May 30th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Brooke Whitley: How Therapy Helped

Hi, my name is Brooke Whitley and I am soon to be graduating from Texas State with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development and a minor in Psychology. I am also applying to graduate school to get my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I started going to therapy when I was only [...]

By |2019-05-30T14:42:45+00:00April 30th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

What does being Vulnerable look like?

We have all been here.  Struggling with vulnerability, but what does that mean or really look like in reality?  Being vulnerable means sharing yourself, honestly and openly.  Vulnerability involves letting the emotional walls of anger down to expose the more raw feelings of pain and love.  A recent example for me was during an argument [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:04:48+00:00March 12th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

The Family Echo

Years ago, when I was doing marriage preparation classes with a colleague, he told a story about a conversation he had with his then pregnant wife about what she was looking forward to sharing with their firstborn child.  When Tom (not his real name) asked his wife Suzy (not her real name) what she was [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:11:29+00:00February 26th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Authenticity

By |2019-04-18T11:11:37+00:00February 13th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Bear Hunt

In the land of preschoolers, there is a song called “Bear Hunt”. And in this song you find the courage to go looking for a bear! Exciting! I know right??! Especially when you are 4 years old and repetition is life. The reason why I bring it up here is that there is a line [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:11:46+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Learning your Attachment Style

You’ve probably heard the word attachment and you know that is has something to do with connection. Attachment style is a concept that therapists directly or indirectly often bring into therapy. What is attachment style? I describe it as the organized survival system that we create (most of the time unconsciously) to navigate relationships. In [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:11:54+00:00December 18th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Brainwaves and You

Brainwaves and You Brainwaves are very important in our daily lives and functioning. What are brainwaves? Your brain has billions of brain cells called neurons, which use electricity to communicate back and forth with each other. The combination of these neurons all sending signals at once produces an enormous amount of electrical activity in your [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:12:06+00:00November 21st, 2018|Posts|0 Comments